The first words in this wonderful book – “Israel – 50” – donated to The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre by our friend David Rosner, were spoken by David Ben- Gurion in 1933;
“Every now and then in this arena of historical forces a great historic opportunity presents itself – as in the Jewish legend, according to which once every year the Heavens open for a single moment and your every wish is granted”
The book is a chronology of events, stories, and beautiful photograph’s from Israel’s first 50 years and will no doubt bring joy to our residents. Our thanks go to David for his generosity.
We invite you to take a look at our Quality Initiatives at the Simkin Centre. The information has been updated. Click on the link below to read about what the Board of Directors and our Resident Care team are doing to improve the quality of care for our residents. Also updated is the final Standards report from Manitoba Health.
The Simkin Centre Quality Improvement Plan
Eva Israel’s daughter, Susan, comes to visit her mom at the Centre regularly. To our delight, she offered to play for the residents on Weinberg 3 with her fellow musicians, Alex and Eleanor. This week, residents were given a mini-concert in the Weinberg 3 Lounge. This special little Symphony Orchestra was such a special gift, filling the room with beautiful music. Thank you for giving us your talent and time to make this day very special.
One never knows what treasures they will find at the Simkin Centre!
Each week I visit with Sheila Streifler, a resident, and we bake a recipe from one of the many recipe books in the Recreation Dept.
One day I selected one book that grabbed Sheila’s eye, as it looked very familiar.
The book was published in the early 1970’s by the late Cherie Smith of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada – Vancouver Chapter. But, it is the significance of the illustrations in the book that Sheila was excited to share. Her own sister Elaine Charach Dirnfeld of Vancouver created ALL the food illustrations in the book!
Recently, Elaine came to visit Sheila and was proud to auto-graph the book on behalf of the council.
Of all the cookbooks in the world, this one brought such pride for Sheila.
Alissa Minaker, Recreation Facilitator (W1)
Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg which is providing The Simkin Centre with an annual grant allocation of $9,000 to support our 2018 High Holiday Services. The High Holiday Services at The Centre ensure that our residents can celebrate the Holidays with their family members. Due to their declining health, our residents are generally unable to go to a community synagogue so it is important that we can include their family members in our services. This annual allocation enables us to provide video and audio feed of the services in the Centre and also supports the involvement of our choir.